Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Meanwhile, back with Mr Jobsworth

Well after all those gorgeous photos I posted at the weekend I forgot to let you know about the devastation going on INSIDE the boat. It turned out to be a case of NRRR (No Rest for the Recently Retired).
 
Dave began the dreaded task of tackling the damp wall…
 
First of all he pulled the bed out and treated the wood with anti-mould spray (which stunk the boat out all day Saturday). Then he took the affected wood off to dry it out and this is what he found…
 
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Yes, it’s a nice even layer of foam insulation…
 
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But look at that gap, nowhere near thick enough! Had they slightly underestimated the amount of insulation the boat required? This is the point whereby they were running out? It must be the right thickness everywhere else on the boat…
 
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Meet “sheep’s wool,” the answer (hopefully) to the problem…
 
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After it’s been “installed” with a layer of bubble wrap behind it and another one at the front…
 
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Nearly finished, well this section anyway, there’s still behind the wardrobes either side to do yet. But that’s going to have to wait till after Christmas now…
 
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We had a de-humidifier going in the bedroom all day Saturday, there was no way we could sleep in there. So we set up the new airbed in the saloon overnight, it’s nice n’ comfy, but I didn’t sleep very well. Maybe it was facing the wrong way or something…
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Our son Liam and his girlfriend Maddy arrived around teatime today after two days of travelling in atrocious conditions from Germany by car. They stayed in a hotel last night (down south) for a break from driving. Turns out they set off at the right time travelling up here, any later and they would’ve been stuck in snow and ice.
 
It was following them...

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